Annual Multicultural Conference

The University Counseling Center is pleased to host an Annual Multicultural Conference typically held in the fall on the Allendale campus. GVSU faculty, staff, students, as well as community members are encouraged to register for the seminar.

Past Speakers

2023 Dr. William T. L. Cox Empowering People to Break the Bias Habit: Evidence Based Approaches to Reduce Bias, Create Inclusion, and Promote Equity

2019 Kenneth V. Hardy, Ph.D Of Walls and Wars: Dialogues to Bridge Differences 

2018 Andy Soper Healing the Trauma of Exploitation

2017 Deepa Iyer Creating Inclusive and Welcoming Communities in a Time of Division

2016 Dafina-Lazarus Stewart The Necessity of Talking About Religion, Faith, and Spirituality in Public Spaces

2015 John Elder Robison Neurodiversity: Understanding the Autistic Spectrum and Building Inclusive Communities

2014 Dr. Christina Capodilupo Gender & Race Matter: The Important Role of Intersections in Women of Color's Body Image

2013 Dr. Randall Ehrbar & Andre Wilson, M.S. Trans* Competence: Going Beyond Basics in Service Delivery & Advocacy

2012 Dr. Joy DeGruy Be the Healing: Culture-Specific Models of Service Delivery and Practice

2011 Dr. Derald Wing Sue Microaggressions in Everyday Life

2010 Dr. Rhoda Olkin Disability: What's Important to Know

2009 Dr. Ruth Fassinger Clinical and vocational Issues with the LGBT Population

2006 Dr. Thomas Parham Building for Eternity: Solidifying our Competencies through Strength and Ethical Principles

2005 Dr. Joseph White The Browning of America: Implications for Counselors, Social Workers, and Psychologists

2004 Dr. Janet Helms White Racial Identity...Then and Now

2003 Dr. Paul Pendersen White Male Identity

2002 Dr. Nuha Abudabbeh Understanding the Arab-American Culture in our Changing World

2001 Joy Degruy-Leary, MSW Working with African American Students and the Impact of History on their Lives

2000 Dr. Carolos Cortes Preparing Students for the Cultural Diversity of 21st Century

1999 Dr. Terry Tafoya Befriending Demons: Healing Across Cultures

1998 Dr. Teresa LaFromboise Multicultural Counseling with American Indian Students

1997 Dr. Derald Wing Counseling with Asian-American Students

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